Yet another convert, there must be something in the air! Just today my lucious charcoal patent Nikki arrived, thanks to a lovely tpf-er (you know who you are ) and I am loving her! The leather, the hardware, the slouch....wow! I seriously doubt this first Nikki will be my last one - I'm just thrilled with this bag!! I've been looking and lurking here in the RM forum for a while, and the pics and descriptions that everyone posted encouraged me to go ahead. Thank you all! I am just delighted with it! Anybody else out there who is dithering about getting one, I can only tell ya everything you read and see here is true. Go for it!